New Hanover County Public Library hosting Halloween-themed events


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you’re looking for a fun way to introduce your children to reading and storytelling, the New Hanover County Public Library is planning a number of upcoming events that may interest you.

The library will host a Halloween story time on Saturday from 10 – 11 a.m. geared for families with children up to grade 2. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for this family-friendly story time which will be held in the library’s “Story Park” located outside.

Children will also be able to decorate a mini Trick-or-Treat bag and get prizes. Registration is not required. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside to the New Hanover Room.

Joe Sheppard, an associate with the library, says events like this are instrumental for introducing families and children to a number of resources available at the library.

“I meet people all the time at these events who say they’ve been intending to come to the library and this was the perfect excuse,” he said.

On Monday the library will host Scary Stories Told in the Dark, an event for children (grade 3 and up) and adults between 6 – 7 p.m.

“Some stories will be spine chilling but others will be fun and talk about regional ghost stories and some from around the world,” Sheppard said.

This frightening performance, however, is not for the faint of heart.

Finally, Autumn Over Flo Book Sale, will be held November 16 – 19 at the Northeast Branch Library.

“It was delayed because of the storm,” Sheppard said. “It is a great event with great buys, great things to see and you can always find what you want at these sales.”

While you’re at the main library in downtown Wilmington, be sure to check out the North Carolina Room on the second floor.

“It is a North Carolina collection with materials, books, maps and those types of resources to help you study our state’s history,” Sheppard said. “We have one-of-a-kind manuscripts that date back to 1710, and we have some current things written by friends who are storytellers and children’s books.

The library also collects things with historical significance to the region and North Carolina.

“If you’re reading about a particular county, we have something on each of the 100 counties in North Carolina,” Sheppard said.

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